The thing about most scams is that they have the easy air of being a common situation, or something that no one would guess is a set-up. The situations change over time, after all, no one would let in a door to door salesman anymore. However, these days it seems like schemers and crooks are all the more sly and subtle in their underhanded plans. Here are 5 new scams that are happening in big cities around the world. You need to be aware of them and see how you can protect yourself!
For anyone who has been looking for a new job and sending out applications into the void, you can imagine how exciting it would be to finally hear something back from one of the companies! However, if the company is in a different state or especially a different country, you should be a little wary! One of the latest scams is to offer a job, usually at a higher salary than what is listed, with a bunch of added benefits. Then, they’ll ask you to purchase some work-related materials or to cover some of the costs of moving fees which they promise will be reimbursed in the first paycheck. Of course, once you give them money, you realize the company doesn’t exist and the job was just a scam. Sometimes this can even be a ploy to not just get money but steal your personal information as well.